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400 special needs children enjoy rodeo

The LaFayette Sun
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More than 400 special needs students from school systems in five east Alabama counties attended the annual “Special Needs Rodeo” Thursday at the Chambers County Agricultural Center arena in LaFayette. The event is held prior to, and in conjunction with, the Chambers County Sheriff’s Rodeo each spring. “We started this five years ago to give […]

New Horizon, CA senior guests at Rotary

21st Annual LaFayette Day for Valley Haven will be April 14th

The LaFayette Sun
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There are many traditions in our area, but none as well known and well publicized as Hike/Bike/Run. The tradition, which began 42 years ago was extended into LaFayette twenty-one years ago. This part of Hike/Bike/Run is called LaFayette Day for Valley Haven and Hike/Bike/Run. “On Saturday, April 14th, hundreds of people will be in LaFayette […]

New Horizon, CA senior guests at Rotary

Solar plant ready to go online

The LaFayette Sun
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Despite the cold, dignitaries from Chambers County, the City of LaFayette, Walmart, Alabama Power, Clenera, Centaurus, Swinerton, and the State of Alabama were on hand to celebrate the opening of the largest solar generation facility in Alabama. Construction of the solar facility has been taking place the last year in LaFayette.

Ivey honored for assisting fellow officer

The LaFayette Sun
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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent Sheriff Sid Lockhart and Major Thomas Sims were on hand at the Chambers County Courthouse on Monday evening to recognize the accomplishments and heroic efforts of a Chambers County correctional officer. Officer Thomas Ivey has worked as a correctional officer at the Chambers County Detention Facility in LaFayette. Ivey was first […]

Lanett state champions for 3rd consecutive year

The LaFayette Sun
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By Pamela Holloway Correspondent Once, Twice, Three times a Champion is what the Lanett Panthers became last Friday morning after winning the Alabama Class 2A State Basketball Championship for the third consecutive time. It’s hard enough for a team to win one State Championship, but to win three State  Championships in a row is almost […]

Sledge’s wife charged in Arson case

The LaFayette Sun
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The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office arrested 62-year-old Dorothy Sledge on Tuesday, Feb. 20th. She is charged with Arson, 2nd degree after a fire at her Valley home back in October of 2017.   Her arrest stems from a grand jury indictment. The Alabama Attorney General’s Office confirms to News 3, Dorothy Sledge is the wife […]